Before you send your next email message, stop and check that you’re advancing – and not hindering – your career.
This is a guest post by Gord Orlikow, an executive recruiter. Long gone is any stigma attached to professionals who find themselves in transition. In an increasingly turbulent marketplace, there are a host of reasons an individual in a highly visible senior role could be in transition – change in organizational strategy or structure, new […]
Do you need an exit strategy? If you understand the basics of business or investments, you know that you should always have an exit strategy; a plan to make sure you get the most out of your assets when you sell or close the business or investment. As an employee, “YOU” are your most important […]
When you’re downsized, you will likely be presented with a severance package from your employer, which will be calculated according to statutory regulations, and agreements between you and your employer. Employers generally expect you to negotiate the first offer presented. Obviously it’s in the employer’s best interests to reduce costs, so they may not initially […]
So many people assume they’re going to be in their job for life. At performance appraisals, they hear, “We’re so happy with you. You’re such a great performer!” Then three weeks later, a business decision is made to scale back in that department, and they’re terminated. They are utterly shocked by this. Not to mention […]
When you’ve been terminated and have entered career transition, one of the first things you must do is update your social media profiles to let your network know you are available. (Note: Depending on your severance package, technically you may still be employed and you may choose to wait to change the end date in […]